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commonage

[ kom-uh-nij ]

noun

  1. the joint use of anything, especially a pasture.
  2. the state of being held in common.
  3. something that is so held, as land.


commonage

/ ˈkɒmənɪdʒ /

noun

  1. law
    1. the use of something, esp a pasture, in common with others
    2. the right to such use
  2. the state of being held in common
  3. something held in common, such as land
  4. another word for commonalty


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Word History and Origins

Origin of commonage1

First recorded in 1600–10; common + -age

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Example Sentences

The indaba began upon small matters, a recent dispute or two as to the ownership of cattle, or of land commonage, and so forth.

In 1663 this house was called the Goat, and enjoyed the right of commonage for two cows and one heifer upon Chelsea Heath.

The Abbot of Gloucester had ninety acres of land in Walmore, at eight pence an acre rent, for cultivation, but not for commonage.

His pony was only grazing on the town commonage hard by; he could have him brought in less than half an hour.

This city affords a beautiful, fashionable commonage along the quay, which surrounds the basin formed by the River Alsten.

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